Deluxe, $389-$519; Superior, $459-$559; Suite, $759-$919; Penthouse, $2,800-$6,500
C, E at Spring St.
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After a lengthy (and often controversial) development process, this 46-floor glass tower opened its doors in April 2010. Considering whose name is over the door, the overall feel is pretty sedate: The lobby is both warm and airy, with chocolate-colored plaster columns separating seating into nooks, and movable wood shutters adorning the 22-foot windows. A clubby library—designed, like much of the hotel, by the Rockwell Group and stocked exclusively with TASCHEN art books—overlooks the entrance, and the two spaces share a double-tiered fireplace. Though there are 391 guest rooms in the hotel, most floors only hold twelve, allowing for a more intimate, residential feel. (In fact, all the rooms can be purchased as part-time residences.) Ranging from oversize deluxe kings to one-bedroom, spa, and penthouse suites, accommodations boast microwave- and Nespresso machine-equipped kitchenettes, floor-to-ceiling windows with endless views, rainfall showers and separate tubs, and muted earth- and jewel-toned custom furnishings by Fendi Casa. In addition to the Quattro Gastronomia Italiana eatery (an outpost of the Miami favorite), the scene-y Kastel lounge, and the Bar D’Eau poolside watering hole, the facilities include expansive meeting spaces (including the stunning top-level Sohi room), a business center, and a two-floor spa with gym and pool.Pros
The Trump Soho boasts breathtaking city and Hudson views; affable, on-point service; and a Bocce court, a Manhattan rarity. Plus: Everything from the temperature, lighting, and curtain controls to neighborhood information can be found on the high-tech Control 4 flatscreen TV interface system.
The ground floor Kastel cocktail lounge enforces a velvet rope door policy after 10 p.m., and there’s a charge for wired and WiFi Internet.